Sony Pictures Classics To Release Alex Gibney’s Lance Armstrong Docu ‘The Armstrong Lie’

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Deadline.comJuly 24, 2013
Sony Pictures Classics To Release Alex Gibney’s Lance Armstrong Docu ‘The Armstrong Lie’

Oscar winner Alex Gibney followed Lance Armstrong for four years chronicling his return to cycling after retirement as he tried to win his eighth Tour de France. Unexpectedly, the documentary filmmaker was also there last year when Armstrong admitted to doping following a series of probes that led USADA’s CEO Travis Tygart to conclude that Armstrong’s team had run “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.” The resulting docu, The Armstrong Lie, will be released by Sony Pictures Classics, the studio said today. Gibney, Frank Marshall and Matt Tolmach produced it. This pic offers access to Armstrong’s former teammates, doctors, and professionals, as well as unprecedented access to Armstrong. Said Marshall and Tolmach: “We set out to make a movie about a comeback — with unlimited and unprecedented access to Armstrong and the inner-workings of the Tour de France. Along the way, we ended up chronicling the collapse of one of the greatest myths and legends of our time.”

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